David Cay Johnston, the author of “The Making of Donald Trump,” shared some disturbing details concern Trump’s personal connection to a convicted felon charged with cocaine trafficking. During a CNN segment, Johnston detailed Trump’s involvement:
“Donald got his personal helicopter and the one for his casinos from a convicted felon who turned out to be a major drug trafficker, and instead of cutting ties with this guy, he kept him on, he rented him an apartment under very unusual circumstances as I described in the book,” Johnston told CNN host Michael Smerconish. “He wrote a letter pleading for mercy for him, saying he was a standup guy. The guy got 18 months while the people who actually delivered the drugs for him got 20 years. And, by the way, the case came before at one point Judge Maryanne Trump Barry — Donald’s older sister.”
The drug trafficker Johnston referred to is Joseph Weichselbaum, who was indicted on drug trafficking charges in 1985.
While Johnston did encourage the media to investigate Hillary’s email server, he also noted that the media has failed to investigate Trump’s “lifelong business dealings with Russian mobsters, con artists, violent felons, swindlers, and this big time cocaine trafficker.”
Trump surrogate Betsy McCaughey tried her best to do damage control after the host asked her if she would like to respond to Johnston’s claims.
“Yes I would like to,” she said, before dodging the accusations entirely. “Voters have a choice: One the one hand, racial demagoguery and class warfare from Hillary Clinton. One the other hand, real economic growth and higher take home pay offered by Donald Trump,” McCaughey insisted. “Right now our economy is limping along at 1.2 percent growth. And the reason? Declining business investment.”
“Three quarters of declining business investment,” she continued. “Donald Trump’s program to lower corporate tax rates and produce unfettered energy development and release the economy from the burdensome regulations imposed by Barack Obama will mean 4 percent growth and that means higher take home pay for Americans. That is the key here.”
Smoking Gun reports:
“At the time Trump wrote his character reference letter, Weichselbaum, then in his mid-40s, was already a twice-convicted felon. In addition to his 1986 plea to federal cocaine distribution and income tax charges, Weichselbaum’s rap sheet included prior convictions for grand theft auto and the embezzlement of more than $130,000 from a Brooklyn manufacturing firm where he worked for a decade.”
And let’s not forget about one of Trump’s other close associates, Jeffrey Epstein, convicted sex offender who ran an underage prostitution ring. But it gets much worse: Trump is currently named in a federal lawsuit by a woman claiming to be a former underage prostitute for Epstein.
The unidentified woman claims that she was beaten and raped by both Epstein and Trump when she was only 13-years-old. From a statement attached to the plaintiff’s filing:
Defendant Trump had sexual contact with me at four different parties in the summer of 1994. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied me to a bed, exposed himself to me, and then proceeded to forcibly rape me. During the course of this savage sexual attack, I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but he did not. Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently striking me in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted,
Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I wold be physically harmed if not killed.
Even if the rape allegations are completely fabricated, Trump’s relationships with Epstein and Weichselbaum were very real. As the saying goes, “You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep.”